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Married Not Dead

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Married Not Dead is a fun, conversational approach to the daily challenges and stressors of married life (with children). Hosted by husbands and fathers; Chris Barkley, Nicholas Buggs, Brian Comer, and Jason McConnell, we share tips on how to best address the balancing act of marriage, fatherhood, and career goals. Podcasts are updated every two weeks. Listeners can find show notes at www.marriednotdead.org.

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**Best of MND rereleased episode** The boys are out this week, enjoy this audience and host favorite episode. We will be back with new episodes on Tuesday 1/16. - MND Crew.   Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we are down one man as Brian recovers from a mind-numbing tooth extraction. No problem though, as the three of us held it down all the same. Following this month's theme, 'Do You Even Know Me,' we all took online personality tests and had our wives take them, too. We found that each of our...
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Dec 26, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we reflect on our conversations over the past year and pull out the best lessons we've learned, the best art we've enjoyed from any medium, and question whether year one of Donald Trump's presidency was better or worse than expected. Thank you to all of that have listened and supported us throughout 2017, we've had a blast.    We'll be back with new episodes for the week of January 15th. Until then, take care and have a safe and exciting Holiday Season!   ...
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Dec 19, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we go deep on the Keaton Jones bullying video that went viral on Twitter and Facebook and discover the differences in our takes on the video and the externalities. We ask the following questions:   Can a kid be a racist?  Should Keaton be a celebrity?  What's the GoFundMe money for and should there be a national anti-bullying fund?  What are the limits of two wrongs don't make a right?     From there we move on to our primary topic series, Priorities...
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Dec 13, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we have some fun trading a few stories about our past and discussing the role(s) expectations play when shopping for Christmas presents (or any present for that matter). From there we move on to our primary topic series, Priorities and Expectations, where we discuss the following:    Does having daily expectations in a relationship create a lack of appreciation for one another?  How does one reconcile when we or our partners stop recognizing our...
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Dec 6, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we discuss the newly emerging power of the Social Media Warrior and the dangers and ease of groupthink on Twitter and other social media platforms. From there, we circle back to our topic series, 'Priorities and Expectations' and go deep on the following topics:      What do secrets about ourselves do we keep from our spouses?  How much should we share and is oversharing a burden to our partners? Is keeping our past private helpful or hurtful to our...
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we sit down with special guest and marriage expert, Randal Barkley as we put a bow on this month's topic, Do You Even Know Me?  As a follow-up to last week's conversation, we explore the value of adding Numerology to your relationship toolkit and the dangers of leaning on any one tool too heavily. And because this is Thanksgiving week, we give you our yearly conversation around our favorite holiday of the year, including the following related topics:   Can...
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Nov 14, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we are down one man as Nick recovers from a 500-Year cold. No worries though, as the three of us had a blast all the same. Following this month's theme, 'Do You Even Know Me', we invent a Husband Draft and discuss what how our scouting reports would read. We also go deep into the following topics:   The Masks of Masculinity based on Lewis Howes new book (see show notes) The traps of the being the Hero Dad The lifestyles that we desire or desired that are...
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Nov 7, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! We crossed our one-year anniversary (crazy, right?) and to celebrate we picked our favorite conversations from the past year and mashed them all up into one delectable episode for your listening enjoyment. It was hard to choose, but we parred it down to four. The following are our picks from the last year, enjoy!      Episode #38: We revisit our conversation around roles we pass down to our kids.  Episode #30: We talk about making promises as a method for setting shared...
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Oct 31, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! This conversation is our annual Halloween Special, and as usual, we have a ton of fun trading ghost stories and comparing how we do the day. We also discuss the following pressing Halloween related questions: What is the one thing you ask yourself, "Am I crazy or am I right?" The three rules of Adulting at a Halloween party and what do want our wives to wear?  What's the scariest or best Horror movie of all time?  Are ghosts real and if so, what's the proof?  At...
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Oct 24, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we question the nature of the current zeitgeist and follow-up on our monthly topic, 'What Is a Man To Do?' by chatting about the issues and questions below:    1.) With the recent sexual assault and harassment allegations, does one have to pick sides?    2.) What did our fathers teach us about being a man? What lessons will we pass down to our sons?   3.) Do you have a "Sadness Tank?"  What destructive acts do you commit to fill it?    4.)...
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Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we grab principle, personal philosophy, and debate by the horns as we go in-depth on the following topics and questions: 1.) The Art of Manipulation Is there feminine or masculine traits for manipulation?  2.) Is it a mistake to teach our children traditional male and female roles? 3.) The Muted Male How do we alter behavior to adjust to the changing leadership roles in the household? 4.) The Press Release Culture  A lively discussion on Cam Newton's sexist...
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Oct 10, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Hello, MND'ers! In this lively episode, we continue on this month's theme, 'What Is a Man To Do?',  by asking the question in the context of recent atrocities, including the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Topics include: Las Vegas Massacre  We spend some time searching for reasons why Asking is culture sick (violent video games, music, and movies) How do mass shootings relate to the decline of the Traditional Man?  Celebrating the life of Hugh Hefner  We ask, did he have an enviable life? ...
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Oct 3, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Episode #036 - What Is A Man To Do?  Hello MND'ers! This month's podcast episodes are all about the changing trends nationally (and perhaps globally) around traditional norms and roles for men. In this episode, the MND Crew posits the following questions:    1.) Are we witnessing the death of the Traditional Man? 2.) What do people mean when they say, "Be a Man!" 3.) Is it time to let go of stereotypical male machismo and pride?    We also take on taking a knee during the...
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Sep 26, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Episode #035 - Do You Lack Time or Discipline?  Hello, MND Tribe! In this episode, we wrap-up this month's series topic, 'Balancing Parenthood and Marriage' by providing our most salient takeaways from the month's conversation. Nick and Jason talk about how to steal time and create a "time pact" with our wives and we ask the question, do you lack time or discipline? Before we hop into the big topic though, we go all over the map with the following questions: Are dick pics the new...
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Sep 19, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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Ep. 34 - If Your Relationship Were A Movie, Would You Want Your Kids to See It?    Good Day, MND Tribe! This episode is the third installment of this month's series topic, 'Balancing Parenthood and Marriage.' In this wide-ranging episode, we talk about the characteristics of personal happiness, Star Wars versus Back to the Future, and the value of community. We take on the issues around balance in the relationship and parenthood by asking ourselves what do our kids see when we argue with our...
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Episode #033 - What's #1 In Your Life? It Probably Isn't What You Think - Balancing Parenthood and Marriage - MND Relationship Series  Hello MND Tribe! We are excited to bring you the second edition of this month's series topic, 'Balancing Parenthood and Marriage'. In this episode, we take a look at what has changed since 9/11/2001, ponder the future of marriage, and debate on how to handle when your spouse or partner's exes friend them on social media.  As we tackle the question of...
Hello, MND'ers! Have you ever had to pick between playing ball with your son, spending time with your daughter, or cooking dinner for your partner? If so, this is the episode for you. We cover some of the strategies, habits, and tools we use to try to overcome imbalance in our homes and relationships. Before we dive into the main topic, we ponder the following questions: What are the first three things we would do after we won the lottery? What world problem would we try to solve if we won...
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Aug 29, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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In this episode, we try to make sense of the current surge in racial tensions nationally (and fail) and summarize our take aways from this month's MND Relationship Series topic, Shared Goals.    Week 1: Kids Activities  Week 2: Health Week 3: Money This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today....
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Aug 22, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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This week's show is all about money and the importance of making well-thought out decisions before you settle into your relationship and career norms.  We have a wide-ranging conversation about the financial decisions and goals we have made and created with and on behalf of our wives. We ask each other how long we waited before proposing to our better-halves and how much we spent on the engagement ring.  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a...
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Aug 15, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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In this episode, Chris reflects on how the MND crew has changed over the years and then we jump right into this week's topic, Shared Goals around health. At times specific, at times broad, we share stories and strategies about how to create and maintain smaller goals that will ensure you and your partner success in your shared goal of lifelong health.  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your...
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The MND Crew is excited to share with you the Modern Relationship Series, a monthly topic that we announce in advance on social media (@_marriednotdead) and break into four weeks/four episodes. The series topic for August is Shared Goals, and this week we discuss how to create, manage, and stick to shared goals focused on your Kid's Activities. We also debate the power of compensating for your shortcomings and why it's not always beneficial to pronounce a word correctly.  This week's episode...
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Aug 1, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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In this episode, the crew asks the question, "How expensive is it to raise kids?" If you're thinking less than an $1 million, you're thinking too small. We discuss bullying and a woman's role in moving society past using the word Gay as an insult. We dissect what it means to be pan-sexual, non-binary and debate whether or not labels are antiquated. And finally, we talk about the power of "The Chip." This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is...
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In this episode, we debate on whether or not R.Kelly's sex cult is legal and why parents drop off their daughters to a known Butt Diddler (we explain). We question the sanity behind asking our wives to make small behavioral changes. For example, cleaning their hair from the shower or putting the phone back on the charging base. After a friend tells Nick that she "Loves her husband, but is not in love with him," we converse about what that means and what it will take to ensure we...
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Jul 18, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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This week, the crew ponders how much drinking is too much drinking, how long should we mourn our wives or our failed relationships, and should we champion our children's step-parents. Other topics include: Jason discussing how to be thrown out of a bar defending your wife in three easy steps and is it possible to avoid a case of the Friday's (we explain) if you're not working your dream job. After a year of training, Nick got to put his money where his mouth is as he had the week off to live...
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Jul 11, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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In this episode, the crew is one man down (Jason), but Brian, Chris, and Nick keep the convo lively. We talk about whether or not this moment is the best time of our lives (and if so, would we want to go 'Groundhog Day' in our lives), are we growing in our marriages or are our marriages growing on us, and we briefly discuss Jason's unfortunate porch accident. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of...
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Jun 27, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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In this episode, we chat about the surprises on the Forbes 100 list, Ice Cube's condemnation of Bill Maher, and we ask ourselves in what ways did our dad's support us that we couldn't understand until we were dad's ourselves. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today.   Subscribe directly using...
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Jun 20, 2017 Westbound Media Group
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In this episode, we share war stories about Apple Siri, Amazon Echo (Alexa), and Xbox Kinect, debate the best way to get our wives to send us "adult selfies," get unruly about the best ways to celebrate Father's Day, and broach the subject of balancing the budget in your home. Enjoy this jam-packed edition of The Married Not Dead podcast! This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your...
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In this episode, the crew debates about what age one should transition to slacks and penny loafers, why we aren't allowed to criticize the new Wonder Woman film, how dad's should speak to their sons about the fairer sex in 2017, and Bill Maher's use of the "N" word. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be...